Cellebrite UFED 4.0 Offers New Time-Saving Workflow Capabilities

Cellebrite, leading developer and provider of mobile data forensic solutions, released the latest version of its leading mobile forensics solution – UFED 4.0. The new version offers features that improve investigative workflows and save time in both lab and field environments.

Inefficiencies such as extra layers of work process and lack of access to a full range of forensic tools often hinder efforts to obtain evidence and intelligence from mobile devices. UFED 4.0 aims to address some of these key challenges by enabling simple and effective language translation, faster and more powerful data carving, and integration of screen captures into forensic reports.

Key features of Cellebrite’s UFED 4.0 include:

  1. Efficient, Powerful Language Translation – An offline translation solution on UFED Physical/Logical Analyzer 4.0 that accurately translates both short and long words. It helps to reduce challenges associated with foreign language translation, including the need to rely on another person, or to copy/paste into an online tool. The UFED translation engine currently supports 13 languages, including English. Five of the 13 are offered free of charge with a UFED license.
  2. Updated Carving Process Enhanced automated carving from Android devices’ unallocated space offers access to much more—in some cases, double or triple the amount—of deleted data than previously allowed. While manual data carving is still an important part of the forensic validation processes, UFED 4.0 redesigned the automatic data carving functionality to present more precise deleted data by dramatically reducing false positive and duplicate results.
  3. HTML Report Viewing on UFED Touch – UFED Touch now offers the option to view an HTML report that includes general device Information and the logical extraction data on the touch screen.
  4. Web History and Web Bookmark Capabilities – Newly included for logical extractions, and therefore viewable with UFED Touch, are web history and web bookmarks. From iOS devices, the new UFED 4.0 feature extends logical extraction and preview capabilities to app data.
  5. New UFED Camera Function – A new manual evidence collection feature, UFED Camera, allows users to collect evidence by taking pictures or videos of a device’s screen. The ability to take screenshots can be important in the field, helping to substantiate documentation of what law enforcement or investigators saw on the device during an initial scroll-through. In the lab, taking screenshots can help you to validate device extraction results – to show that the evidence in an extraction file existed on the evidence device.
  6. Enhanced Dashboard and User Experience – Users can perform multiple extractions on one device without having to return to the home screen. This means that they can obtain additional logical, physical, file system, or camera capture extractions as soon as one type of extraction is complete.

For more details on these and other new and enhanced decoding and app support capabilities—including support for the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and other Apple devices running iOS 8—take a look at the UFED 4.0 release notes at: http://releases.cellebrite.com/releases/ufed-release-notes-4-0.html.

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Altium releases its TASKING ARM Cortex-M Embedded Development Tools for the Mac

Sydney, Australia – 2 October 2014 – Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) announces the release of its TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex-M for Apple Mac computers running OS X.

web--PR_Image-_TASKING_MAC_Port_for_ARM_CompilerTraditionally embedded software development tools have been available exclusively for the Windows operating system and Altium has a long history in providing its TASKING cross compilers and debuggers for running on Windows, including its TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex-M. With ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers becoming popular in broad market consumer applications, especially with wearable electronics and electronic systems that can be controlled from the iPhone, it is apparent that embedded software engineers want to use the Mac as their development platform.

To serve this development community, Altium has developed a native OS X port of release v5.1r1 of its TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex-M, bringing its C compiler suite with Eclipse based IDE and debugger to Mac computers.

“Given the growing popularity of Mac OS X and the development of ARM Cortex-M based embedded applications connecting to applications on the iPhone and iPad platforms, we’re excited to offer our TASKING Embedded Development Tools to Mac users,” said Harm-Andre Verhoef, Product Manager TASKING. “Altium’s product offering will empower embedded ARM based developments and provide Mac users with the tools to bring their embedded applications to life.”

Previously, embedded-application developers that preferred Mac computers relied on virtual machines hosting the Windows operating system within OS X in order to run an embedded cross compiler. This led to an inefficient workflow and a variety of challenges, including problems connecting a debug probe reliably to the debugger running inside the virtual machine. The native port to OS X of the TASKING compiler breaks down the barriers for developing embedded applications for Mac users, while allowing them to work efficiently in their platform of choice. Cooperation with STMicroelectronics made it possible to offer in-circuit debug capabilities with the Eclipse integrated TASKING debugger, using the USB port on the Mac to connect to the ST-LINK/V2 debug probe.

TASKING’s Viper compiler technology used in the ARM compiler ensures platform compatibility for developers on OS X and their colleagues using Windows, allowing for easy migration and collaboration. The Viper technology has an industry proven reputation of generating highly efficient and robust code for automotive applications like power train, body control, chassis control and safety critical applications, benefiting developments for broad market and industrial applications.

Key features of the TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex-M for Mac OS X include:

  • Eclipse based IDE with integrated compiler and debugger
  • Highly efficient code generation, allowing for fast and compact applications
  • Support for a wide range of Cortex-M based microcontrollers from different vendors, such as STMicroelectronics, Freescale, Infineon Technologies, Silicon Labs, Spansion, Atmel and Texas Instruments
  • Integrated code analyzers for:
    • MISRA-C:1998, C:2004 and C:2012 guideline
    • CERT C secure coding standard
  • Fast and easy application development through TASKING’s award winning Software Platform technology, bringing:
    • an industry standard RTOS
    • a wide range of ready to use middleware components, such as support for CAN, USB, I2C, TCP/IP, HTTP(S), Bluetooth, file systems, graphical user interface, and touch panel control
  • Eclipse integrated Pin Mapper for assigning signals to microcontroller pins
  • In-circuit debug and programming support through ST-LINK/V2 probe (including on-board probes on starter-kits from STMicroelectronics)
  • Native support for 64-bit Intel-based Macs with Mac OS X

Developers using OS X that require certification of their embedded application for functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, benefit from TASKING’s ISO 26262 Support Program for its new ARM toolset on OS X. A manufacturer of an electronic (sub) system is responsible for obtaining certification credit and as part of the process has to assess the required level of confidence in the utilized software tools. Altium supports this through the availability of a Compiler Qualification Kit as well as optional Compiler Qualification Services.

The VX-toolset for ARM release v5.1 is available now on OS X Mavericks, and on OS X Yosemite once it is widely available. Pricing starts at USD 1,995 (€ 1,595) for the TASKING VX-toolset Standard Edition and USD 2,995 (€ 2,395) for the Premium Edition with the award winning Software Platform. Hardware debug support is available in the Professional and Premium Editions through the ST-LINK/V2 debug probe from STMicroelectronics.

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